Review: Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June

Review: Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason JuneJay's Gay Agenda by Jason June
Series: Jay's Gay Agenda #1
Published by HarperTeen on June 1, 2021
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover
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There's one thing Jay Collier knows for sure—he's a statistical anomaly as the only out gay kid in his small rural Washington town. While all this friends can't stop talking about their heterosexual hookups and relationships, Jay can only dream of his own firsts, compiling a romance to-do list of all the things he hopes to one day experience—his Gay Agenda.

Then, against all odds, Jay's family moves to Seattle and he starts his senior year at a new high school with a thriving LGBTQIA+ community. For the first time ever, Jay feels like he's found where he truly belongs, where he can flirt with Very Sexy Boys and search for love. But as Jay begins crossing items off his list, he'll soon be torn between his heart and his hormones, his old friends and his new ones...because after all, life and love don't always go according to plan.

From debut novelist Jason June comes a moving and hilarious sex-positive story about the complexities of first loves, first hookups, and first heartbreaks—and how to stay true to yourself while embracing what you never saw coming.

Oh my gosh, I don’t even know if I can properly put into words how adorable this book was. The characters were incredible, the plot was amazing. The story was so relatable. I just… It was such a fun, fluffy, emotional read. I laughed out loud so many times, I lost count. There were hilarious moments. There were awkward moments. There were “oh shit” moments. It was so realistic, so well-paced, so well-handled. The character development and growth throughout the story was perfection.

I highly, highly recommend this book for fans of growing-up narratives, as well as for fans of Becky Albertalli and fun, fluffy rom-coms with HEAs.

And… Yeah. Short review, I know. But I think this book really speaks for itself. Just go buy it ASAP and read it ASAP, and also get hyped for Jason June’s next book, Out of the Blue (coming May 31, 2022) because IT’S QUEER AND IT HAS MERMAIDS. Also, Jay’s Gay Agenda apparently has a book two??? NEED!